Khagendra Thapa Magar

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Khagendra Thapa Magar
Khagendra Thapa Magar and Franz Muellner 2.jpg
Khágendra Thapa Magar and Franz Müllner, winner of the 2005 Germany's Strongest Man contest (photo 2011)
Born (1992-10-04) 4 October 1992 (age 25)
Baglung District, Nepal
Nationality Nepali
Occupation Actor
Known for Formerly being the world's shortest living man

Khagendra Thapa Magar (Nepali: खगेन्द्र थापामगर) (born 4 October 1992[1]), son of Mr. Rup Bahadur Thapa Magar and Mrs. Dhana Maya Thapa Magar, was the shortest man in the world, measuring 0.67 m (2 ft 2 in).[2] Formerly the shortest teenager in the world, Magar took the title of shortest man from Edward Niño Hernández when he turned 18 on 14 October 2010. Magar is a primordial dwarf. He lost the title of "World's Shortest Man" on 13 June 2011, to Junrey Balawing of the Philippines.[3]


Born on 18 Asoj in the Nepali calendar, or 4 October 1992,[1] He is from the Baglung District of Nepal and is dubbed as a "little Buddha" by the villagers. Just 600 grams (21 oz) at birth, he weighs 6.5 kilograms (14 lb; 1.02 st).[2] In May 2008, Khagendra appeared in the British Channel 4 documentary called The World's Smallest Man and Me hosted by Mark Dolan.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "World's shortest man" - does he measure up? Guinness World Records blog
  2. ^ a b Shrestha, Manesh (14 October 2010). "Nepalese teen named world's shortest man". CNN. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "World record as 60cm teen Junrey Balawing turns 18". The Australian. 12 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Programme Two: The World's Smallest Man and Me". 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 

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